And if only the People of the Book had believed (had wished to reach Allah before death) and had become the pious (the owners of Takwa), We would certainly have covered their sins and We would certainly have made them enter Naîm Heaven.
And if the People of the Book had kept up (fulfilled) the Torah and the Gospel and that which has been sent down to them from their Lord they would certainly have eaten (many Blessings) from above them and from beneath their feet. There is a party of them who are Muktesid (keeping to the moderate course) (who have attained to the rank of sainthood, friendship of Allah, but not to the continuous “zikîr” - repetition of the Name of Allah). And (but) evil is that which most of them do.
O Messenger! Proclaim what has been sent down to you from your Lord. And if you do not do it, then you have not conveyed His Message (what He sent onto you). And Allah will protect you from the people. Surely Allah does not guide the disbelieving people.
Say: “O People of the Book! You are not upon anything (any religion) till you keep up the Torah and the Gospel and what has been sent to you from your Lord”. And surely that which has been sent down to you from your Lord shall make many of them increase in inordinacy and disbelief. Do not grieve therefore for the disbelieving people.
Surely those who believe (who wish to reach Allah) and amongst those Jews and Sâbiûn (Sabians) and Christians, whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day and do improving deeds (that cleans the souls’ hearts), then there is no fear on them, nor do they grieve.
Verily We took the Covenant of the Children of Israel and sent Messengers to them. Whenever a Messenger came to them with that which their souls did not desire, some did they call liars and some they killed.